Objective: learn how to use information-finding tools for Computer Science at UNH.Special emphasis will be placed on:
The Library offers all sorts of information resources and equipment for you to use. At the Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science Library, besides the large collection of print and online books and journals, you can scan for free, print or copy with Cat's Cache, use the wireless access, and borrow laptops, drives and other gadgets that are available for use in the Library.
The UNH Library home page provides you with many ways to find information. The catalogs are key to discovering all of the materials available for you to use. The UNH Library "Classic Catalog" covers all materials that UNH owns or subscribes to. It provides searching at the source level -- that is, with the information about a whole book or journal, not by articles or book chapters. The BLC Catalog also provides searching at the source level, and is most useful for discovering materials that you can easily borrow from other libraries.
In the "Classic catalog" (http://library.unh.edu), you may specify fields for the search terms and choose additional search options. Both have functionality for making Requests and saving, printing or exporting records using the Book Car.
Online books, such as those from Safari Books Online and Lecture Notes in Computer Science, can be accessed via the catalog (title, subject, and keyword searches: C++, Safari Books Online, self-organizing systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
To search for articles on a topic, start with an index or abstract (see http://www.library.unh.edu/branches/cs.html). Specialized subject indexes and abstracts provide the best research-level coverage of the field. In Computer Science, both journals and conferences may be refereed, so the literature in both is important to review. Technical reports are also useful. Please contact the Librarian if you would like assistance in selecting and searching these resources. Here is a list of recommended resources for Computer Science, customized for UNH.
To find out what the Library owns, use the Classic Catalog (or the "Check for Full Text" button). You can use words from the journal title, report or book title, or conference proceedings editor, or conference proceedings name. For more precision, use the "Classic Catalog" for author, title and/or keyword searching. Article titles are not indexed in the library catalogs due to the sheer number of articles published. The BLC Catalog is good for broadening your search to include other libraries.
The location and status of material at the UNH Library is indicated in the catalog. If you can't find the material in the Library, staff will search for it -- please ask!
This is a cooperative project of Boston Library Consortium members. Because you are a UNH student, you log in with your student ID number. You can search and request books. Books are delivered, usually within 4 days; you pick them up at the Loan Desk in Dimond Library. You can also get a BLC library card at the Loan Desk in Dimond and travel to BLC member libraries to use their facilities. More info at: http://www.blc.org2) Books and whole conference proceedings volumes, journal or conference articles, older technical reports, or other materials that UNH does not own, go to:
You create your own account; delivery is usually within two weeks but can take up to six weeks. You pick books up at the Reference Desk in Dimond Library; article copies are mailed to you.If you need:
For journal articles, you can use ILL or Infotrieve. For Infotrieve, you register and create your own account; email delivery is usually within 36 hours if you use the Ariel/email option. Infotrieve delivers most articles electronically as a TIFF file attached to email. Mail delivery takes longer but is usually within a week. You can see the article price, but you are not charged; the Library pays automatically, up to $75 per article. Infotrieve also has a table-of-contents service -- you can have an unlimited number of journal tables-of-contents emailed to you as new journal issues are published. This is a good way to keep up with journals. Please note that UNH Library staff may re-direct Infotrieve article requests to InterLibrary Loan to keep costs down.
The Engr/Math/CS Library in Kingsbury S236 offers meeting rooms with displays; please reserve at the front desk for up to 10 people. Cables for the flat-panel monitors as well as laptops (Library and CIS) for use in the library are available on reserve -- bring your ID to the desk to check one out. The Library also offers printing and copying at 10 cents a page with Cat's Cache, plus scanning -- nothing fancy, but it's free. Color printing and 11x17-inch paper are available at a higher cost. The Library has quiet carrels as well as study tables and browsing areas. Please check the web page for library hours.More information on Library policies: